Our Tuesday slot in which we point you in the direction of other great happenings and events in our great city. A new exhibition, a gig, a museum, a pop-up-shop – the best of London within a few minutes of a London Walks walking tour.
LW’s Karen writes…
We’ve all said it: “Oh, I always meant to go to such-and-such-a-place but never quite got around to it.”
For me it was the Museum of Brands. And how delighted I am to be able to say “was”.
I finally visited last week and was met with not only a vividly colourful, but also a lovingly detailed history of our consumer society stretching back to the 1890’s.
Founder Robert Opie has amassed a collection numbering nearly 12,000 items – amongst which I can guarantee that everyone will find their own advertising Madeleine moment. Informative and lots of fun.
The Museum of Brands, Packaging & Advertising
2 Colville Mews
Adults (includes gift aid): £6.50
Children (7 - 16): £2.25
Carer for disabled guest: Free
Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
Monday: Closed, except bank holidays
A London Walk costs £9 – £7 concession. To join a London Walk, simply meet your guide at the designated tube station at the appointed time. Details of all London Walks can be found at www.walks.com.